Hello! I am DeAnn White Jefferson and my passion for managing HR operations, designing and enforcing effective HR policies, and administering staff benefits to accomplish all milestones is just what your business needs.
Highly resourceful and people-oriented, I am a dedicated HR professional with a strong track record of success in directing HR operations, designing and enforcing effective HR policies, and administering staff benefits within high-growth organizations. With a focus on remote work, I have developed exceptional expertise in managing HR functions from a distance, fostering collaboration, and driving employee satisfaction.
Some highlights of my career qualifications include the following:
•Collaborated with cross-functional teams to assist in the renewal and overhaul of benefit plans, materials, and communications, maximizing employee engagement and satisfaction.
•Ensured accurate and up-to-date records by maintaining high levels of data integrity in ATS, thereby enabling informed decision-making and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
•Coordinated with HR partners and third-party vendors to establish an efficient and collaborative recruitment process that aligns with business goals and provides a positive candidate experience.
Oversee and conduct multiple compliance audits, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and organizational policies.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assist in the renewal and overhaul of benefit plans, materials, and communications to maximize employee engagement and satisfaction.
Create compelling and informative benefit communications, delivering them to
all employees in a timely manner to increase awareness and utilization.
Took ownership of leaves of absence, responding to inquiries related to 401(k) plans, and managing workers’ compensation claims, ensuring smooth processes and employee satisfaction.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to assist in the renewal and overhaul of benefit plans, materials, and communications, maximizing employee engagement and satisfaction.
Innovated and revitalized the existing wellness program, while designing effective communications to promote employee participation and well-being.
Developed and implemented leave policies, processes, and forms that balance employee needs and company objectives.
Provided day-to-day guidance to departments on compensation requests, including hiring salary adjustments, retitle/promotion, and equity adjustments. Offered guidance on company policies, disciplinary actions, coaching, and counseling, ensuring adherence to best practices. Conducted compensation market studies and job analysis for departments within the school, the university, and the DFW Metroplex as needed, supporting informed decision-making and maintaining competitive compensation practices. Offered comprehensive oversight of benefits and retirement programs for eligible faculty, staff, and graduate students, ensuring smooth operations and employee satisfaction. Addressed employee inquiries and provided support regarding the HRIS system, Workday, ensuring employees had access to necessary information and tools.
Developed and delivered engaging orientation sessions for new hires and newly benefit-eligible employees, ensuring a smooth onboarding experience and facilitating understanding of available benefits.
Assisted employees with various benefits-related matters, including changes in status, annual enrollment, and dependent documentation, providing guidance and resolving queries effectively.
Guided employees through retirement processes, including paperwork, vendor interactions, and deduction changes, ensuring smooth transitions and accurate retirement planning.
Reported work-related injuries to TAMU Risk Management and assisted departments with workers’ compensation forms, ensuring timely and accurate handling of claims.
Successfully managed budgets and planned events for the Staff Resource Team, Wellness Committee, and SEC, promoting employee engagement and well-being.
Ensured compliance by completing I-9s and all new hire documentation, maintaining up-to-date records and documentation.
Revamped the exit interview process, gathering valuable feedback and insights to improve employee satisfaction and retention.
Followed up on physician’s certifications and communicated any work restrictions to supervisors.